Echelon: Hyde Park buys rights to the spy series

Wed March 17, 2010 Return to Film News

  • Hyde Park has acquired the rights to the espionage novels by Andy McNab.

  • The first film will be based on "Firewall", the third novel in the series, which follows soldier of fortune Nick Stone who, paired with a street-smart female cryptographer, is hired to infiltrate a computer facility poised to breach a secret global surveillance system.

  • Andy McNab and John Connor have written the screenplay.

  • Producer Harvey Weinstein had previously acquired the rights in July 2001 and tried for years to get the project off the ground, bue eventually let the rights lapse.

Source: Variety
Related Titles: Echelon